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Fournier, Pierre Simon, le jeune
MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE, UTILE AUX GENS DE LETTRES, & À CEUX QUI EXERCENT LES DIFFERENTES PARTIES DE L'ART DE L'IMPRIMERIE. PARIS: BARBOU, 1764-1766
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Fournier, Pierre Simon, le jeune
MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE, UTILE AUX GENS DE LETTRES, & À CEUX QUI EXERCENT LES DIFFERENTES PARTIES DE L'ART DE L'IMPRIMERIE. PARIS: BARBOU, 1764-1766
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1,5002,000
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Fournier, Pierre Simon, le jeune
MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE, UTILE AUX GENS DE LETTRES, & À CEUX QUI EXERCENT LES DIFFERENTES PARTIES DE L'ART DE L'IMPRIMERIE. PARIS: BARBOU, 1764-1766
2 volumes, 12mo (160 x 103mm.), engraved frontispieces, 16 folding engraved plates, 5 folding leaves of music (one printed in red and black), nineteenth-century morocco-backed marbled boards, spines gilt, morocco-backed clamshell cases with chemises, small library stamp at foot of title-page of vol.I, some plates very slightly creased, spine of vol. 1 rather chipped at head and foot, boards lightly rubbed.
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Provenance

Jackson Burke (1908-1975), bookplate on front free endpaper and label on back pastedown

Literature

Bigmore and Wyman I, p.228; Brunet II, 1349

Catalogue Note

First and only edition of the most important eighteenth-century typographic manual, influential well into the nineteenth century. In volume I Fournier discusses engraving and typefounding while volume II contains examples of a spectacular range of type specimens and alphabets.

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